Stockton Radiation Oncologist and Cancer Survivor Urge Men to Get Screened for Cancer

Hodgkins lymphoma survivor Jon Peters, Jr. was a healthy 37-year-old who had never been sick a day in his life. But when he was diagnosed with cancer, everything changed. Dr. Dan Vongtama with St. Teresa Comprehensive Cancer Center in Stockton helped him get through treatment. View his story below from the Stockton Record.

Cancer survivor wants to raise awareness for other men to get checked

By Lori Gilbert

John Peters Jr.’s first reaction to the words, “You have cancer,” was to crash his father’s truck.

Sitting in his father’s truck, having just made a run to Sacramento for Tokay Press, the company for which they both worked, Peters drove the truck into a metal railing in front of the parking spot where he’d stopped in Lodi to take the call.

“They said, ‘are you OK?’ and I said, ‘yes. I have to process it,’” Peters said. “I didn’t process it very well. I thought I was in reverse, but I was in drive. I hit the gas and ran my dad’s truck into a metal railing and bent the bumper.” Continue reading “Stockton Radiation Oncologist and Cancer Survivor Urge Men to Get Screened for Cancer” »

Dr. Nathan Bonilla-Warford Featured on FOX 13 with Dr. Joette Giovinco

Dr. Nathan Bonilla-Warford with Bright Eyes Family Vision Care talks about a new 3-D technology that he is using to help patients suffering from ‘lazy eye’.

Dr. Manoj Jain Talks Prostate Cancer Awareness on Local TV

Dr. Manoj Jain with 21st Century Oncology in Salisbury Maryland talks about the importance of prostate cancer screening during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, observed in September. View the video below.

Citrus County Chronicle Features Prostate Cancer Patient and Ocala Radiation Oncologist to Raise Awareness

Prostate cancer survivor Dave Elliott credits Board Certified Ocala Radiation Oncologist Dr. Sandrapaty for saving his life. He spoke with the Citrus County Chronicle to raise awareness for prostate cancer and encourage men to get screened. View the article below.

Got his go-go back: When a test revealed Stage 3 prostate cancer, Dave Elliott feared the worst
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21st Century C.A.R.E.’s Annual “This One’s for the Boys and Girls” 5K Featured on Morning Blend

21st Century C.A.R.E.’s annual “This One’s for the Boys and Girls” 5K charity run in Las Vegas was featured on KTNV Morning Blend. Event Organizer Sara Costanza and Dr. Julie Goodell discuss the importance of prostate and ovarian cancer awareness. View the video below.

Las Vegas Patient Featured in Local Newspaper

A Las Vegas veteran didn’t let a prostate cancer diagnosis affect his view on life. In the article below, he speaks with The Las Vegas Review-Journal about his journey with the disease.

By Paul Harasim


Joseph Konicek’s discharge papers from the U.S. Marine Corps don’t say that.

But the 66-year-old former radioman definitely was wounded during the Vietnam War.

He finally found out last year, 43 years after his military service ended — the first time he visited doctors in all that time.

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New Arizona Research Director Featured in HemOnc Today

Ajay Bhatnagar, MD, MBA, a board-certified radiation oncologist, has been named research director for 21st Century Oncology’s cancer treatment centers in Arizona. The story was covered in the trade journal HemOnc Today.

Bhatnagar will oversee research operations at 21st Century Oncology’s location in Scottsdale. He also will continue to serve as medical director for 21st Century Oncology’s five locations in the Phoenix area. Bhatnagar, who has a background in biomedical engineering, has extensive experience in cancer care technologies and research.

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Solace Cancer Center in Redding Receives Donations of Blankets

Solace Cancer Center in Redding, California, received a donation of 60 blankets to help keep cancer patients warm during treatment. The generous donation was featured on local TV station KRCR. View the video below.